Skip to content

Read a key from an .ini file

This custom action retrieves a string from the specified section in an initialization file. Some applications may still work with .ini files although Win32-based applications should store initialization information in the registry.

Format of an INI file:

Property Name Data Type Description
AppName String Specifies the section containing the key name. This section name is typically the name of the calling application. Do not add the enclosing brackets [ ] yourself.
IniFile String Points to a string that names the initialization file. Do not forget the .ini extension and its path. Example: %WIN%\Myappli.ini
Key String Contains the name of the key to be associated with a string.
Variable VarName This is the variable that will store the result read from the .ini file. For example %MyIniValue%.\ %MyIniValue% can be any value, such as a path to a file or a number. If the key is not found, a blank value is returned.

All available actions